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CANCELLED- November MeetUp- Suite Francaise

Come join us for a discussion of Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky

We will meet at Red Hook Coffee & Tea (4th St between Fitzwater & Catharine), with some beverages compliments of the book club.

We will be wrapped up by 8:30pm.

At the end of our discussion we will vote on the book for November's meetup. The choices will be posted once they have been selected.

December's meetup info can be found here.

Note - ***please avoid No-Shows*** -- do your best to not take up a Yes spot unless you are sure you can be there - we generally have a full house! If your RSVP changes, please update it on the site accordingly. Finishing the book is ideal but not a requirement, as we often juggle a lot in the day-to-day! We do, however, appreciate attendees attempting to complete the book, as it makes for a fuller discussion. Our talks as well as our book choices are always quite varied and enriching. :)

If you need to reach me via cell, it is[masked] - texting is preferred. Happy reading! See you there!

Miranda

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam, am delighted with your suggestion, I'll see you there! Jen

    November 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    All, sorry if anyone felt steamrolled. I made the suggestion about an unofficial meeting because the original cancellation didn't say anything about a make-up, and no one responded to Hannah's first e-mail. I suggested the same time, same day, and a nearby location, as likeliest for folks to make. I confess, I did not ask for RSVPs mostly because the correlation between RSVPs and actual appearances is tenuous with Internet-organized things. I had not considered someone in Bill's situation, who has to put forth more effort to get to South Philly than I do.

    So, I will send a note to Miranda and see if she will put a notice out.

    I went by Chapterhouse, and it looked fine. Be aware there is a basement, accessed from a staircase in the back. If it is crowded, the meeting may be down there.

    I will be there at 7. Anyone else planning to come should post a message here, at least, and give a sense of how many might be coming.

    November 12, 2012

  • Hannah

    Great. See you then!

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ah I've just seen Sams comment, see you all there! A new meet up might be good anyway for those who don't track discussions ...

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all

    I am trying to respond to Bill's comment but I can't find it!

    I am up for discussing the book this week, Wednesday is good I think and chapterhouse is a good suggestion. Miranda, are you able to set up a poll or a new meet up for this?

    Thanks

    Jennifer

    November 12, 2012

  • Will B.

    I don't see feedback on a possible Wednesday discussion of Suite Francais other than Sam's call to do it. Who else is in? I take the train into town and then walk a bit. Is there a head count on this that I'm missing?

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Let's make it for Chapterhouse at 7 on Wednesday. They are at 620 S 9th St, between South and Bainbridge. We had an official meeting there once before, when Red Hook was closed. By the way, it is through Jonathan's generosity that Red Hook stays open late and serves us beverages. So, this time, we won't have the place to ourselves, and you should be prepared to buy your own drinks.

    November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All

    I'd like to meet up next week to discuss the book - I chose it and loved it so I'd hate for us to miss out on discussion.

    On another note, I hope Johnathan will continue to come to the book club if not organize it?! Anyone know for definite where would be happy to host us for the meet up for Suite Francaise? Thanks!

    Jennifer

    November 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you move forward with the reschedule please let me know. Would love to join.

      November 11, 2012

  • Will B.

    I'd be up for a discussion of the book on that date or any other that works for everybody.

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would anyone be interested in meeting this Wednesday for an unofficial discussion about Suite Francaise? It would have to be at a different location--maybe Chapterhouse on 9th between Bainbridge and South.

    November 10, 2012

  • Hannah

    That is a bummer that tonight's book club will be cancelled. Does this mean that Suite Francaise will not be discussed in the future?

    November 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone, I am so embarrassed that I didn't realize the date conflict until now when it is I that chose the book but I am actually flying out to San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon for a conference, I had thought the meet up was next week until I saw my weekly reminder this morning, sorry!! I will email Miranda a summary of my comments; I've really enjoyed the book and would have loved to be there for the discussion to hear what you all thought too........ enjoy! I will see you next time! Jennifer

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone,

    I am not going to be able to attend the next two meetings but I wanted to give you my reading suggestions for January. They are If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar, Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie and The Corrections by Jonathan Franzan. Sorrry I won't be there to vote but I would be happy to read any of these.

    I have read one other book by Thrity Umrigar called The Space Between Us. I like her character development and how she addresses class and cultural issues within Indian society. I haven't read Salman Rushdie in a long time so I thought I would put one on the table and then I have a feeling that many people may have already read The Corrections but if not then I know the length of the book might be a deterrent.

    I will add the details about each book in a separate post. Best,
    Lisa

    November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      The Corrections (576 pages)
      Jonathan Franzen

      After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed. The middle child, Chip, has lost his seemingly secure academic job and is failing spectacularly at his new line of work. And Denise, the youngest, has escaped a disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man-or so her mother fears. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home.

      November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      November 3, 2012

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